In this second solo episode of the podcast, I break down the Victim archetype. It feels somewhat risky to talk about the Victim because it is an archetype that feels very connected to the embodied disempowerment of having grown up in a colony.
When properly recognized, the Victim can alert you to the possibility that you are about to let yourself be victimized, whether through passivity or inappropriate actions, so that you can protect yourself.
The Victim archetype helps you decide what you will or will not do; it's a guardian of personal boundaries.
It can also help you recognize your own tendency to victimize others for personal gain.
Lessons associated with the victim archetype demand that you evaluate your relationship to power, especially with people with whom you have control issues and have to set boundaries.
The primary objective is to develop self-esteem and personal power.
In its shadow manifestation, the Victim inside you tells you that you are always taken advantage of and that it’s never your fault.
In the Shadow manifestation, Victims pull energy using guilt and shame.
It needs to be acknowledged that victimhood arises from actually being victimized, whether, for example, it's for being female or being of color. That's absolutely legitimate and real.
The problem is and how it plays out when it's not conscious or integrated.
The Victim in it's shadow quality can play out in subtle ways.
And it's most well-known form, victimhood can arise as martyrdom from overgiving and not getting a return on your investment.
Relinquishing the Victim is absolutely necessary for your empowerment. Listen in and let's grow!